IRGSC Research Working Paper
ISSN 2339-0638
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WP No. 4
Public Private Partnership in Disaster Reduction in a Developing Country: Findings From West Sumatra, Indonesia
Local governments in developing countries often experience gaps in resource to address overall stock of disaster risks and vulnerabilities because there are many
other competing urgencies and priorities. Therefore, alternative risk reduction financing is necessary to fill the gaps. This justifies the need for a new form of risk
governance by inviting non-state actors such as civil society and private entities to collaborate in risk reduction. This collaboration emerges as form of disaster risk
governance namely public-private partnership under the coordination of plus civil society. This paper asks what drives local firms participate in public-private
partnership in reducing risks in Indonesia? The case presented here is based on the empirical work of Public Private Partnership for Disaster Management (P3DM)
in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The paper concludes that the nature P3 in West Sumatra is characterized by high degree of informality and flexibility in their
public-private partnership, disaster reduction, Civil society organisation, Tsunami preparedness, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Jonatan A. Lassa
April 2013